Archives for October 2013

Fruit Loop Waffles with Milk Glaze

Fruit Loop Waffles with Milk Glaze | The Blonde Buckeye

This isn’t your traditional cereal & milk. Oh no, it’s much much better. Cereal IN the waffles, top with a sweet, milk glaze. I mean, this is probably the best cereal & milk ever. I used Fruit Loops, and I got that ‘funfetti’ look. Pulverized Fruit Loops = cereal sprinkles. I think you could use Fruity Pebbles too, but Fruit Loops come in the individual containers, which is so perfect. These are a little bit sweet, a little bit fruity, and a lot delicious!Continue Reading

Salted Caramel Apple Cinnamon Macarons

Salted Caramel Apple Macarons | The Blonde Buckeye

It’s hard for me to contain my excitement with these guys. I was so excited about these, while I was making them, that I thought I would mess them up. Baking macarons all giddy can be rough. But after all, there was success in the end my friends. Like I said, to me, fall = apple cinnamon. Then you add in some salted caramel?! I mean…Continue Reading

Caramel Sauce from Scratch

Caramel Sauce from Scratch | The Blonde Buckeye

Taking the idea from my Triple Lemon Macarons, I wanted to make another kind, using the same technique on the filling – it’s my ‘surprise inside’ filling. I thought “how good would salted caramel on the inside”. Sometimes I ask myself rhetorical questions during the recipe planning process, so what. I did a little research to find the best caramel sauce I could buy. The general consensus was that most store-bought caramel sauces aren’t that good! This would not work. Next resort: make my own caramel sauce from scratch.Continue Reading

Mini Pumpkin Nutella Duffins

Mini Pumpkin Nutella Duffins | The Blonde Buckeye

Oh how I love fall baking.

Stage 1: super excited about upcoming pumpkin recipes.

Stage 2: make way too many pumpkin recipes.

Stage 3: HATE Pumpkin and everything about it.

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Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting | The Blonde Buckeye

Everyone loves some Pumpkin Cupcakes in the fall. It’s just a fact. But these are Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting… So they’re turned up a notch! The second I decided to make them, I also decided that they would be used with cake flour. That was for sure happening. Why you ask? Because cake flour makes super, super fluffy cupcakes. Sometimes pumpkin cupcakes are a little dense & heavy, which can also be really good. But this time, I wanted to acheive the lightest & fluffiest pumpkin cupcakes ever!Continue Reading

Lemon Chia Waffles with Blueberry Compote

Lemon Chia Waffles with Blueberry Compote | The Blonde Buckeye

I’m on a slight delay this morning – I mean afternoon. I want go back to bed and start over tomorrow… I mean, I’m awake, but I don’t feel totally awake. Over the weekend we celebrated out first wedding anniversary. So I have an excuse, but that doesn’t make it any easier. Maybe if I started every Monday with waffles, it would help, at least a little bit. Especially if it were these Lemon Chia Waffles with Blueberry Compote. Fresh lemon, to get you all jazzed up – sweet and tart blueberry sauce – with the nutritional burst from chia seeds.

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Gingerbread Smoothie

Gingerbread Smoothie | The Blonde Buckeye

I love my Spinach Smoothies, you know that… But I also love to switch it up with seasonal flavors! I ran out of my molasses from last year, then I heard about blackstrap molasses – have you guys heard of it? It actually has a lot of health benefits; Iron, calcium, potassium and magnesium and even more. It has a more pungent taste, but since I love the taste of molasses, it was perfect. Some of you may want to additional sweetener though if it’s to intense. I used it in this Gingerbread Smoothie and it was incredibly good. Not too sweet, not too bitter. The perfect smoothie for fall or winter!Continue Reading

Mac and Cheese Pancakes

Mac and Cheese Pancakes | The Blonde Buckeye

Sooo, ya, I did make some Mac and Cheese Pancakes. But first, a backstory…

It all started a few months ago when my husband was in NYC for a business trip. He randomly stumbled across a restaurant called Shopsin’s, the type of place that you can get kicked out of for not following the rules. Luckily, he did not get kicked out and got to enjoy some very delicious Mac and Cheese Pancakes, along with a very unique dining experience. First of all, if you look at the menu, there’s like hundreds of options. I would get kicked out just by taking too long to order. Second of all, there are so many interesting choices to eat, tons of soups, pancakes, sandwiches – everything. These, along with lots of rules: No more than 4 people in a group, you can’t substitute, no cell phones, one meal per person. If I had an awesome restaurant, I’d make up a bunch of rules too.Continue Reading

Triple Lemon Macarons

Triple Lemon Macarons | The Blonde Buckeye

I love lemon-flavored anything & I obviously love macarons. It was only a matter of time before these two loves collided. These are actually Triple Lemon Macarons too, all lemon everythang. Lemon Macs, Lemon Curd & Lemon Buttercream. I actually made these for a dear friend’s birthday (she loves lemon too) since macarons make the best gifts! They are adorable-looking, they are oh-so delicious & easy to pack in a cute little box. Sounds like the perfect gift.Continue Reading

Pumpkin Walnut Muffins

Pumpkin Walnut Muffins | The Blonde Buckeye

Yay! My first pumpkin baked-something of the season! I even added whole wheat flour, you know, to make it ‘healthy’. Plus they have oats on top. Well-balanced breakfast or snack right here.Continue Reading